More people are dying in Britain due to being overweight or obese than anywhere else in Europe, a study revealed yesterday. Around one in every 11 deaths in the UK is now linked to carrying excess fat – 50 per cent more than the rate in France. Experts also warned that the number of fatalities due to obesity may soon, for the first time, exceed those caused by smoking.
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The rate of obesity seems to be worsening in the UK, with the Foresight report predicting that 40% of the adult population will be obese by 2025.